Indexes and images for land records since 1872 are on this site. You may search by name or book/page. For documents recorded prior to 2/22/1985 click on the Old Index Books tab.
Effective 1/1/1995, all land records were consolidated into Book of Records starting with Book 1. Prior to this time, deeds were recorded in Deed Books and Deeds of Trust in Deed of Trust Books.
Yes. Effective 1/1/1995 North Carolina implemented indexing standards. Copies of these standards are available in the Watauga County Register of Deeds office.
Click here for words abbreviated from 1/1/1995 to 6/29/2012.
Click here for indexing standards effective 7/1/2012.
Yes. All recorded plats may be searched by book/page or by subdivision or property owner name as grantor, regardless of recording date.
You will need to contact the Watauga County Tax Mapping Department at 828-265-8026.
You must call the Watauga County Clerk of Superior Court at 828-265-5364.
No. Wills are filed in the Watauga County Clerk of Courts office.
Separation agreements can be obtained in the Register of Deeds office, but divorces are filed in the Clerk of Courts office.
Yes, all records filed in the Register of Deeds office are public records with the exception of military discharges that have been on file less than 80 years.
After a deed has been drawn up, it should be recorded as soon as possible. Failure to record a deed could render the transfer or mortgaging of the property impossible to prove and create legal difficulties.
The answer to this is yes, you can. However, it is highly recommended that you retain the services of an attorney.
You will need a new deed drawn up and filed. It is recommended that you consult an attorney. Forms are not available in the Register of Deeds office.
Click Here for recording standards effective July 1, 2002.